The man that is sheltered in his God — a man that dwells in the secret places of the tabernacle of the Host High, who is hidden in his pavilion, and is set upon a rock, he is safe; for, first, who can hurt him?
Christ has broken his head.
Christ has taken his life up to heaven; for we are dead, and “our life is hid with Christ in God.”
No; the last enemy that shall be destroyed is death. “O death, where is your sting? O grave, where is your victory?”
That is satisfied, and it is dead to the believer, and he is not under its curse.
No; that cannot hurt the believer, for Christ has slain it. Christ took the believer’s sins upon himself, and therefore they are not on the believer any more. Christ took the believer’s sins, and threw them into the Red Sea of his atoning blood; the depths have covered them, not one of them is left. All the sin the believer hath ever committed is now blotted out, and a debt that is canceled can never put a man in prison; a debt that is paid, let it be never so heavy, can never make a man an insolvent — it is discharged, it has ceased to be.
“Who shall lay anything to the charge of God’s elect?
It is God that justifies. Who is he that condemns?
It is Christ that died, yes rather, that is risen again,
Who is even at the right hand of God,
Who also makes intercession for us.”
(see notes Romans 8:33; 34)
Who can harm us? Let him have permission to do what he will; what is there that he can do?
Who again has the power to reach us? We are in the hand of Christ.
What arrow shall penetrate his hand to reach our souls? We are under the skirts of Deity.
What strength shall tear away the mantle of God to reach his beloved? Our names are written on the hands of Jesus, who can erase those everlasting lines? We are jewels in Immanuel’s crown.
What thievish fingers shall steal away those jewels? We are in Christ.
The remainder of Charles Spurgeon’s reminders about the safety of the righteous is here.